Today I present for you some looks inspired by the cover art of the Science Fiction Book Club's second Omnibus edition of the Parasol Protectorate Books, this one includes Heartless and Timeless. I adore this cover. It's very hard for me to choose a favorite from among my books but something about the sepia tones of this cover really draws me in. It feels very unique.
Yes I know the dress is the wrong time period, but with cover art it doesn't pay to be nit-picky. Here are few modern pieces I found that seem to pair well with this cover followed by a great deal of character outfits. This color scheme is easy to find historically.
For the Characters!
1780 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1863 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1870 Dinner Dress; Corset 1891 both The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1872 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
And some hats...
1905 The FIDM Museum
1906 The Philadelphia Museum of Art
1910s The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dress 1874; corset 1878 both The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1880s The Victoria & Albert Museum
1881 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1885 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1886 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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I agree, the colors are quite attractive for this cover. But I hope someday there will be a less waif-like depiction of Alexia that will feature her healthfully abundant body structure that is both unique and true to character.ReplyDelete